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Peter Walsh MP:
Liberal Nationals Shadow Cabinet

The new appointees of the National Liberals team and their appointed offices.

By news@gippsland - 26th March 2021 - Back to News

I am very pleased to welcome two new Shadow Ministers to the Liberal Nationals team: Brad Rowswell MP and Matt Bach MP. These appointments continue the renewal of the Liberal Nationals team, with two of our youngest MPs stepping up to help shape our vision for Victorias future. Both Brad and Matt will bring energy, a great work ethic, policy nous and grassroots community understanding to their new roles.

From left, Member for Sandringham Brad Rowswell,Shadow Minister Emma Kealy MP,Victorian Liberal Leader Michael O'Brien and Liberal Member for the Eastern Metropolitan Region Matt Bach MP

From left, Member for Sandringham Brad Rowswell,Shadow Minister Emma Kealy MP,Victorian Liberal Leader Michael O'Brien and Liberal Member for the Eastern Metropolitan Region Matt Bach MP

Brad Rowswell MP appointments

Brad Rowswell MP has been appointed as Shadow Minister for Energy and Renewables, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Shadow Minister for Bay Protection and Shadow Minister for Fishing and Boating. Brad understands the vital importance of Victorian families and workplaces having access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy.

As Member for Sandringham, Port Philip Bay is part of Brads backyard and he is committed to protecting it as an environmental and recreational asset for future generations. As a parent of young children, Brad knows how important it is that Victoria become the best state in the country to foster an innovation culture and the creative and economic opportunities that follow.

Matt Bach MP as the newest appointee

Matt Bach MP has been appointed as Shadow Minister for Early Childhood, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Training and Skills, Shadow Minister for Child Protection as well as Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet.

Our newest MP, Matt has a PhD in combatting recidivist crime and entered Parliament after a career as a teacher and educational leader, as well as having worked as a policy adviser to former Liberal Minister Mary Wooldridge.

Ensuring that Victorians whether young or old have access to the educational opportunities that will allow them to make the most of their potential will be key to Matts work. Protecting Victorias most vulnerable children through ensuring that our child protection works effectively is Matts passion.

Changes to Shadow Ministerial portfolios

Other changes to Shadow Ministerial portfolios announced today include:

  • David Davis MP adds the Planning and Heritage portfolio
  • David Morris MP takes on Local Government and Housing
  • Tim Smith MP assumes responsibility for Emergency Services, Resources, Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Roads (Metropolitan) Road Safety and TAC as well as Manufacturing and Industry
  • David Southwick MP consolidates public safety responsibilities by adding Youth Justice and Crime Prevention to his portfolio; and
  • Bridget Vallence MP assumes the Equality portfolio

Outside cabinet appointees

Outside Shadow Cabinet, I am pleased to appoint James Newbury MP as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Scrutiny of Government in addition to his existing responsibilities for Wastewatch and Freedom of Information. With Bridget Vallence MP taking on additional Shadow Ministerial duties, she will step down from membership of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC). James will join PAEC and will actively hold Labor Ministers accountable for their misuse and waste of the record taxes paid by hardworking Victorians.

Bernie Finn MP will become Assistant Shadow Minister for Police and Community Safety in place of his previous small business role. As a long-standing advocate for a safer Victoria, Bernie will work closely with David Southwick MP to hold Labor to account for its failures which harm the safety of Victorians and assist in developing Liberal Nationals policies to tackle crime and its causes. These appointments take effect from today.

Cabinet members and their appointed offices

Liberal Nationals
Shadow Cabinet
21 March 2021
Michael OBrien MP Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Liberal Party
Shadow Minister for Small Business
Peter Walsh MP Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Nationals
Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria
Shadow Minister for Agriculture
Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Cindy McLeish MP Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
Shadow Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Sport
Shadow Minister for Regional Cities
Steph Ryan MP Deputy Leader of the Nationals
Shadow Minister for Water
Shadow Minister for Public Transport (Regional)
Shadow Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation
David Davis MP Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council
Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Transport Infrastructure
Shadow Minister for Public Transport (Metropolitan)
Shadow Minister for Planning and Heritage
Shadow Minister for Federal-State Relations
Shadow Minister for the Arts and Creative Industries
Georgie Crozier MP Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Health
Shadow Minister for Ambulance Services
Neil Angus MP Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs
Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Matt Bach MP Shadow Minister for Early Childhood
Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Training and Skills
Shadow Minister for Child Protection
Secretary to Shadow Cabinet
Roma Britnell MP Shadow Minister for Rural Roads
Shadow Minister for Ports and Freight
Tim Bull MP Shadow Minister for Carers and Disability
Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs
Shadow Minister for Racing
Matthew Guy MP Shadow Minister for Finance
Shadow Minister for Jobs and Trade
Shadow Minister for Business Precincts
David Hodgett MP Shadow Minister for Education
Emma Kealy MP Shadow Minister for Mental Health
Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
Shadow Minister for Women
David Morris MP Shadow Minister for Local Government
Shadow Minister for Housing
Shadow Minister for Ageing
Edward ODonohue MP Shadow Attorney-General
Gordon Rich-Phillips MP Shadow Minister for Government Services
Shadow Minister for Regulatory Reform
Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy
Shadow Minister for Aviation
Brad Rowswell MP Shadow Minister for Energy and Renewables
Shadow Minister for Innovation
Shadow Minister for Bay Protection
Shadow Minister for Fishing and Boating
Tim Smith MP Shadow Minister for Emergency Services
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety
Shadow Minister for Manufacturing and Industry
Shadow Minister for Resources
Shadow Minister for Roads (Metropolitan), Road Safety and the TAC
David Southwick MP Shadow Minister for Police
Shadow Minister for Community Safety
Shadow Minister for Corrections
Shadow Minister for Youth Justice
Louise Staley MP Shadow Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Economic Development
Bridget Vallence MP Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change
Shadow Minister for Equality
Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs
Kim Wells MP Shadow Minister for Public Sector Integrity
Shadow Minister for Counter-Terrorism
Manager of Opposition Business


Shadow assistant ministers

Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land Use
Gary Blackwood MP Shadow Assistant Minister for Forestry
Bernie Finn MP Shadow Assistant Minister for Autism
Shadow Assistant Minister for Police and Community Safety
James Newbury MP Shadow Assistant Minister for Scrutiny of Government
Shadow Assistant Minister for Wastewatch
Shadow Assistant Minister for Freedom of Information
Danny OBrien MP Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health
Shadow Assistant Minister for Ambulance Services

Pictures from Victorian Liberal Leader - Michael O'Brien MP Facebook page.


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